December 4, 2019

The Diamond Details for the Perfect Holiday Look

The holidays are all about spending time with your loved ones— and, of course, hitting those fabulous holiday parties! Holiday parties are a time to eat, drink, and be merry. But for all the fashionistas out there, holiday parties are also an opportunity to have fun putting together some show-stopping holiday party looks. If you’re planning your holiday party looks, don’t forget your diamond details. The holidays are all about shimmer and a fabulous diamond accessory (or two) can make any ensemble look perfectly holiday-party ready.

Some carefully selected diamond details can take a holiday outfit from good to incredible. But which diamond details should you choose for your holiday party looks? Read on to see our top recommendations as we share the best diamond details for the perfect holiday look!

Diamond Hoop Earrings

Diamond hoop earrings have it all: they’re beautiful, classic, elegant, and eye-catching. So if you’re hunting for some diamond jewelry that will take your holiday looks to the next level, you can’t go wrong with a pair of spectacular diamond hoops!

One thing we love about diamond hoops is how many options you have to choose from. Diamond hoops come in so many sizes and colors, and they can be set with any size of diamond. So when you pick out your diamond hoops for the holidays, consider what type of look you’re going for. Do you want to go bold? Try an oversized pair of hoops, like the elegant yet glamorous pair pictured above. Do you want to keep your look a bit more delicate? Try a pair of petite diamond hoops that will add the perfect amount of shimmer to your ensemble.

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Diamond Studs

Diamond studs are always a top choice for holiday looks, since there’s no piece of jewelry that is more classic and versatile. If you want to get just one new piece of jewelry to wear during the holidays, diamond studs are an ideal option. They pair beautifully with cocktail attire, black tie looks, casual-cool looks, and even work looks (for those times when you need to take your outfit from day to night). A single pair of diamond studs is something you can use to elevate your looks all season long— and also enjoy wearing for decades to come.

As with hoops, there are many styles of diamond studs. If you want to keep your studs ultra classic, you could opt for a chic, traditional pair of round brilliant diamond studs. Or, if you want a more unique look for your studs, you could go for a pair of fancy shaped diamond studs. One of our favorite fancy diamond shapes of the moment is the cushion cut diamond (pictured above), a romantic and elegant shape with a vintage-style. Cushion cut diamonds look quite classic, but also have a distinctive, romantic beauty that adds something incredibly special to a pair of studs.

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Diamond and Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring

If you love a colorful, vibrant look, rock a diamond and gemstone cocktail ring this holiday season. Diamond and gemstone jewelry is one of our favorite ways to wear diamonds. You get some rich, eye-catching color from your gemstone, while also getting dazzling brilliance from  your diamonds— it’s the perfect combination!

There are so many different types of gemstones you can use to add a bit of color to your holiday looks. One of our current favorites is blue topaz, a glimmering sky blue gemstone. Blue topaz is rich in color, yet is also one of the more reflective colored gemstones, which makes it particularly mesmerizing. When paired with diamonds, blue topaz looks extra icy, so a blue topaz and diamond piece is an ideal glam winter accessory.

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Black Diamond Pendant

If you’re shopping for the perfect diamond details for your holiday look, remember that white diamonds are not your only option! Diamonds come in every hue imaginable, including in a rich, velvety black.

We absolutely love black diamond jewelry for a holiday look, since black diamonds add a stunning, luxe depth to any ensemble. Black diamond jewelry is a bit unexpected. It’s striking, bold, mysterious, and incredibly eye-catching. So if you’re looking to add a uniquely luxurious touch your holiday look, black diamond jewelry is an excellent choice.

One of our favorite ways to wear black diamonds is in a solitaire pendant, like the lovely rose gold and black diamond pendant necklace pictured above. We love black diamond pendants because they’re both beautiful and versatile. They look spectacular when worn on their own or when worn as a part of an intricate layered look.

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Want to see even more dazzling diamond jewelry that can amp up your holiday looks? Browse our full selection of handcrafted fine jewelry.

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December 4, 2019

The Holiday Engagement List of What to Do and Not to Do

Holiday engagements can be incredibly magical. The holidays are a beautiful time of year: lights are twinkling, snow is falling, and there’s simply a feeling of joy in the air. Then, the holidays are also a time when we tend to start thinking of the year ahead and planning for the future. These elements make the holidays a perfect time to propose, which is why so many people choose to pop the question in the winter months.

However, if you’re thinking of proposing during the holidays, there are some things you should think about to make sure your proposal goes off without a hitch. Because, though the holidays are a lovely time of year, getting down on one knee during the holidays isn’t always a foolproof plan. There are many things to take advantage of that can make your holiday proposal incredible— but also a few pitfalls to avoid. To make sure your holiday proposal is as perfect as you dream of, read on to learn the do’s and don’ts of holiday engagements!

DO: Use the Magic of the Season to Your Advantage

Proposing with an icy blue topaz engagement ring can add a magical, fairytale-feel to your holiday proposal.

The holidays are an incredibly beautiful time of year. The scenery is stunning and the holidays are full of fun and special activities. So, be sure to use the magic of the season to your advantage when you plan your proposal.

There are many ways to amp up your proposal with a bit of holiday magic. For example, you could propose in front of a gorgeous holiday display, like in front of the most festive Christmas display in your city. Or, you could incorporate the snow into your proposal by writing “will you marry me?” in a snowy bank. You could also incorporate a fun seasonal activity into your proposal by proposing while decorating your Christmas tree or while on a sleigh ride.

The key to using the magic of the season to your advantage is to get creative. Think about your sweetheart’s favorite things to do during the holidays and find a way to incorporate them into your proposal.

DON’T: Propose in Front of Family (Unless You Know She’d Love It)

Proposing in front of your girlfriend’s family can be a wonderful idea. But it can also be a terrible idea. Some people have awkward or unpleasant family dynamics. And these family dynamics can be heightened by the holidays. So if you’re thinking of proposing in front of your girlfriend’s family, we would advise you to seriously consider whether or not that’s a good idea.

If she absolutely loves being around her family during the holidays and everyone in her family always seems to get along, then proposing with her family there could be a great idea. But if there are some negative dynamics in her family (say, she has anxiety or frustration after being around her family, she has divorced parents who argue, or perhaps she has an unhappily single relative who would be overtly jealous of a proposal), you might want to reconsider proposing around them.

DO: Propose Before the End of the Holiday Season

A halo engagement ring is a glamorous and classic option that will be the center of attention at every holiday gathering.

Proposing early in the holiday season is not a requirement. However, it is a great idea, since it will make the rest of the holidays even better. If you propose before the very end of the season, you and your new fiancé will get to celebrate your engagement as you make the holiday rounds. Your friends and family will all be able to celebrate your engagement with you, which will make for many happy holiday memories.

DON’T: Make Her Wait A Long Time if She’s Expecting a Proposal

Some proposals come as a total surprise. But, sometimes, she may be expecting it. And if you think your girlfriend may be expecting a proposal during the holidays, you shouldn’t make her wait and wait. As every holiday event or activity passes by, she could get more and more frustrated if she’s expecting a proposal— but it never seems to come. So if you think, for any reason, that she could be expecting a proposal during the holidays, make sure to plan your proposal for early in the season. Use your best judgement and pick a time and date when she’ll still feel excited (rather than frustrated or annoyed) about your proposal.

Final Thoughts

A vibrant green peridot engagement ring is a unique engagement ring she’d adore receiving any time of year.

There you have it: our holiday engagement do’s and don’ts! Keep in mind that these holiday engagement tips are just guidelines. At the end of the day, you know your partner best and you should always go with your gut instinct when planning your perfect proposal.

P.S. If you’re still shopping for the perfect ring to propose with this holiday season, be sure to browse our beautiful selection of handcrafted engagement rings!

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November 28, 2018

Top Christmas Gift Ideas for 2018

There’s no Christmas gift she’ll love more than a new piece of jewelry. Fine jewelry is the perfect gift, as its both practical and sentimental. It’s a gift that she can enjoy wearing for a lifetime, but also one that will have her thinking of you every time she puts it on. Wondering which jewelry is at the top of her Christmas list this year? Here are our top Christmas gift ideas for 2018.

Fine Jewelry Gift Idea #1: Solitaire Diamond Ring

A Christmas gift she’ll adore.

The solitaire diamond ring, always a classic option, has been having a revival in 2018, as more modern women are drawn to this design’s chic simplicity. Solitaire diamond rings are an elegant and traditional choice for an engagement ring and also work beautifully as a cocktail ring or as part of a stylish ring stack.

Fine Jewelry Gift Idea #2: Morganite Engagement Ring

She’ll be thrilled to say “yes” to a morganite engagement ring this Christmas.

Morganite is a beautiful pink gemstone that’s been having a major moment in 2018, particularly for engagement rings. This trending gemstone is not only gorgeous, it’s also highly durable and is more affordable than a diamond. A popular metal choice for morganite engagement rings is rose gold, as the metal’s blushing color compliments rosy morganite, but the gemstone also looks beautiful with white gold, yellow gold, and platinum.

Fine Jewelry Gift Idea #3: Tennis Bracelet 

Have her ring in the new year with a wrist dripping in diamonds.

Tennis bracelets are gorgeous, glamorous, and sophisticated. Tennis bracelets come in many different designs, with the one constant being brilliant diamonds that run along the entirety of the tennis bracelet’s strap. Whether you choose a classic style tennis bracelet or go with one that’s a bit more ornate, gifting your loved one with a tennis bracelet this Christmas is sure to put a smile on her face.

Fine Jewelry Gift Idea #4: Sapphire Ring

A sapphire ring is sure to set her heart on fire this Christmas.

Sapphires, long known as the gemstone of royalty, have been increasingly popular in recent years. It’s easy to see why: the rich blue color of the sapphire is gorgeous, eye-catching, and distinctive. While sapphires look stunning in any jewelry, sapphire rings are our gift recommendation for 2018. Sapphire rings have been highly desired this year, perhaps because of the public’s fascination with Kate Middleton’s stunning heirloom sapphire engagement ring. While a sapphire engagement ring is something she’s sure to love, if you’re searching for a fashion option, know that sapphire rings also work perfectly as cocktail rings. 

Want to see even more dazzling gifts for Christmas 2018? See our Gift Guide Page for more brilliant gift ideas.

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